the errey i breathe wrote:
eddysnake wrote:What is skylanders about?
Didn't want this to get buried because I'd also like to know.
Well the plot of the first games seems to be you need to travel to different areas of the world the game takes place in to gather different parts of this portal thing that went missing or were stolen.
The game is based on the characters being from different elements which there are eight of. During the course of any given level only certain characters can from a certain elements can unlock areas to find special items and treasures. But you only really need one guy to beat the base plot of the story. There are also certain areas of level where certain elements are stronger the others so in those areas those guys do more damage. There are like 4-5 characters in each branch of elements and they each have different pros and cons. Some have ranged attacks like fireballs or harpoons while some have melee attacks from swords or fists. Some are strong and slow and some are very quick but a lot weaker. You gain EXP points for your guys to level up which in return gives them more hit points. Also you get money from smashing items and finding treasures to buy upgrades to your characters weapons.
The basic combat is either a quick weak attack or hit the other button for a stronger but slower to develop attack. The game can be played in co-op with both players being on the same screen at the same time. And there is also a separate "Battle Mode" where you can have players square off against each other in small areas.
Here is somebody playing the first level on youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqVYKmPIYl8